Weingarten was one of several panelists who challenged the prevailing mythology about schools, including the teach-to-the-test goals the right wing has imposed on U.S. schools.
Today only a few universities are faculty drive. Harvard and the University of Chicago are among them and are among the best institutions in America. So what happened?
Philadelphia's families, teachers unions and other school worker unions as well as students have responded with a rousing "Hell no, our schools are not for sale."
Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French for 25 years, died underpaid and underappreciated at age 83.
Covered California will not be available to undocumented residents (leaving an estimated three million residents without coverage) or to people who are now incarcerated.
Hundreds of students, parents and community activists joined a rally and march Aug. 28 supporting a one-day Chicago school boycott to protest the destruction of public education.
President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.
They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"
In a significant win for City College of San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Education issued a letter that could turn the tables on the accrediting agency.
The teachers union and the Save CCSF coalition believe that the agency is following a corporate agenda in the fight over accreditation of the San Francisco college.